Get to know the magical cities and charming culture of Central Europe! Unearth the history of bohemian Berlin, a melting pot of cultures. In Prague, stroll through the fairytale streets of this 'City of a Hundred Spires' before discovering the artistic legacy of enchanting Vienna. Finally, explore the Hungarian capital of Budapest, on the banks of the River Danube.
Set off for your departure airport, ready for a flight to Berlin. Arrive in Berlin, and transfer to the hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure and feel free to get out and about to discover Berlin at your own pace! Overnight stay in Berlin.
Tuck into a hearty German breakfast at the hotel and set off on an exciting panoramic city tour of East and West Berlin, to uncover the history and sights of the capital! Take an iconic photo at the majestic Brandenburg Gate, visit the poignant Holocaust Memorial and stroll along the leafy Unter den Linden Avenue. Discover Museum Island, the Red Town Hall, the Nikolai Quarter. Trace the turbulent history of the city at Checkpoint Charlie and see the fragmented remains of the Berlin Wall, noticing the contrasts between the different sides of the city. See the Forum of Culture and the idyllic Tiergarten Park. Potsdamer Platz shows you a modern side of the city before you spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. It's time for a well-deserved German beer after a day of sightseeing! Overnight stay in Berlin.
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day exploring Berlin at your leisure. Why not visit the brilliant amazing cultural treasures at Museum Island or spend the day exploring the flower gardens of the Tiergarten. Alternatively, we recommend an optional boat trip along the River Spree to experience the city from a different perspective.* Overnight stay in Berlin.
* Optional Boat Trip on the River Spree: Enjoy a cruise along the River Spree to experience the city of Berlin from a different perspective. The Spree River passes through the most emblematic parts of the city so you can sit back and enjoy the view of Berlin's best-loved sights.
Breakfast at the hotel. Self-transfer to the bus station to catch a shared bus to the Czech capital of Prague, a journey of around 5 hours. Arrive in Prague, known for its fairytale old town, lively nightlife and nicknamed the 'City of a Hundred Spires'. Self-transfer to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. Alternatively, enjoy an optional excursion to Kozel Brewery, the home of the most famous Czech beer! Overnight stay in Prague.
* Optional Kozel Brewery Excursion: A must for beer lovers, visit the Kozel Brewery, the home of the Czech Republics most famous beer. Learn about the brewing process and take the opportunity to sample the freshly brewed finished product!
Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a city tour of Prague, nicknamed the 'Golden City'. See the famous Powder Tower and explore the Old Town. Reach Old Town Square home to the famous Astronomical Clock, one of the most popular sights in Prague, and the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn. Finish the tour at the iconic Charles Bridge. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure to explore the sights and sample the local cuisine at your own pace. We recommend an optional excursion to the spa town of Karlovy Vary.* Overnight stay in Prague.
* Optional Karlovy Vary Excursion: Discover the idyllic spa town of Karlovy Vary, home to thermal springs and a popular resort town since the 19th-century. Discover its pastel-coloured buildings and stroll through its atmospheric streets. The modern Hot Spring Colonnade is home to the Pramen Vřídlo geyser, which spouts up to 12 meters high!
After breakfast at the hotel self-transfer to the bus station to catch a shared bus to Vienna, a journey of around 4.5 hours. Travel through the beautiful landscapes of Bohemia and Moravia towards Austria and its capital, Vienna. Arrive in Vienna, an imperial city famed for its artistic legacy and for being the home town of Mozart and Beethoven. Self-transfer to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. We recommend heading to the historic centre to enjoy the charming atmosphere. During the summer the riverbanks come alive with lively bars and restaurants, so be sure to check this out if the weather is pleasant. Overnight stay in Vienna.
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure, soaking up the cultural sights of Vienna at your leisure. We recommend an optional city tour to get to know Vienna's most famous landmarks*, or an optional excursion to Salzburg**, the birthplace of Mozart. Overnight stay in Vienna
* Optional City Tour of Vienna: Discover the best-known sights of Vienna as you take a city tour around the Ringstrasse, the circular boulevard that borders the historic heart of the city. Discover Vienna's most emblematic landmarks and architectural treasures.
** Optional Salzburg Excursion: Depart westwards to the beautiful city of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart. Take a walking tour through the city center and discover the delights of this historic, charming city, home to beautiful Baroque and Medieval architecture. Highlights include the Mirabell Palace and Salzburg Cathedral.
Breakfast at the hotel. Catch a shared bus this morning to travel to Budapest, the capital of Hungary, a journey of around 3 hours. After enjoying the changing landscapes of the Danube Delta arrive in Budapest and self-transfer to the hotel. The city is famously divided in two by the River Danube Buda and Pest, each with its own distinctive atmosphere. Spend the afternoon at your leisure or take an optional cruise on the River Danube.* Overnight stay in Budapest.
* Optional Daube River Cruise: Spend the afternoon soaking up the sights of Budapest on a relaxing Danube River cruise. Enjoy learning about the history and culture of Budapest with a guide on board. Drink included.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on an enthralling guided tour of Budapest, beginning with Heroes Square, the largest and most impressive in the city and an emblem of Pest's Golden Era. Next, see the National Opera Theatre and the amazing Parliament building, a true icon of the city on the banks of the Danube. Continue the tour across the river, in the Castle District, where you can enjoy the sweeping views from Castle Hill and the amazing architecture of the Fisherman's Bastion. Cross Margaret Bridge to visit the Király Baths before ending the tour at the oldest and most photographed bridge in the city, the glorious Chain Bridge. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. We recommend an optional excursion to Szentendre, known for its artistic legacy.* Overnight stay in Budapest.
* Optional excursion to Szentendre: Discover the riverside town of Szentendre, known for its colorful houses and charming cobblestone streets. In the early 20th-century a colony of artists moved into the town and even today more than two hundred artists, authors, poets and musicians live in the city.
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in Budapest. Why not take in the views from Fisherman's Bastion or stroll along the riverside promenade. Alternatively, we recommend an optional excursion to the Danube Valley.* Overnight stay in Budapest.
* Optional Danube Valley Excursion: Explore the beautiful Danube Valley on an excursion through its most charming villages and scenery.
Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bring your journey through Central Europe to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK. Arrive in the UK and end your trip.
11 days trip including flights*
11 days and 10 nights in destination
LON - BER
BUD - LON
* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.
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*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: AZIMUT Hotel Kurfuerstendamm.
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Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.
Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.
In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.
Children: 2 - 11 years.
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